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Development of a reliable, valid measure to assess parents' and teachers' understanding of postural care for children with physical disabilities: The (UKC-PostCarD) questionnaire.

Hotham, S., Hutton, E., Hamilton-West, K.E. (2015) Development of a reliable, valid measure to assess parents' and teachers' understanding of postural care for children with physical disabilities: The (UKC-PostCarD) questionnaire. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41 (6). pp. 1172-1178. ISSN 0305-1862. E-ISSN 1365-2214. (doi:10.1111/cch.12242)

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Abstract

Background

Items were developed by a multidisciplinary team and designed to map onto the content of ‘An A-to-Z of Postural Care’. Parents, teachers and therapists assessed items for face validity. Scale reliability was then assessed using Cronbach's alpha and known-group validity was assessed by comparing scores of an ‘expert’ group (physiotherapists and occupational therapists) with those of a ‘non-expert’ group (with no formal training in postural care).

Results

Findings support the reliability and validity of the UKC PostCarD questionnaire as a measure of understanding, knowledge and confidence in providing postural care for children with disabilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cch.12242
Uncontrolled keywords: postural care; questionnaire development; reliability; self-efficacy; validity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
L Education
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Kate Hamilton-West
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 11:48 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 10:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47101 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hamilton-West, K.E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3160-0311
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